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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Research aims to overcome toxic saltwater spills in ND oil fields
Fairground ready for rodeo
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Blue Hawk baseball swept by Winnipeg in 'frustrating' affair
Brooks shows his speed in NDSU's annual spring football game
Williston baseball forfeits eight games, gives Dickinson High a win
Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers
Jones throws 1-hit shutout, Midgets split with Minot
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Coming Home: Hospital hallway that once held fear now full of hope
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Senator Elizabeth Warren would really, really like you to re-elect Heidi Heitkamp
Dale O. Anderson
Mildred "Milly" Perdaems
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
November 26, 2013
Bakken: A TV show made for me
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. Bakken, in Norwegian, means “the hill.” My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. We don’t have a Lena on our family tree, but there’s a Sven or two. I also have the complexion of a Norwegian,...
November 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 8, 2013
Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn't even count the cost of prom. The study's precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old's...
October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
September 20, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding
Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. My ticker never would have stood up to the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 15, 2013
Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day
There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. I'm...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being
The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. The most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked North Dakota as the 19th happiest state, based on interviews with residents. A year earlier, the Roughrider State was...
August 27, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 8, 2013
Bakken: Another take on the news
No news is good news. Most news is bad news. And, news happens when man bites dog, not when dog bites man. There's a fourth way of defining news. My way.
August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard
Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it's usually not a summer vacation destination spot. It was this summer, however, for Bob and Jen Westerfield and their family, including 5-year-old twins Ben and Boyd and 3-year-old Elle. The Dayton, Ohio, family spent 42 road...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore
A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. South Dakotans likely are not happy about this development, given the stone presidents are their biggest tourist attraction. But Chuck Haga, fellow Herald curmudgeon and my newsroom cubicle next-door neighbor,...
July 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco
Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. That isn't necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however. Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in Griggs County, passed a tobacco ban in...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about
We're coming. We're coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Those footsteps you hear are from North Dakotans. According to recently released U.S. Census figures, Minnesota's population grew by only 1.4 percent from 2010 to 2012. Meanwhile, North Dakota's population grew by 4 percent in the...
March 20, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 14, 2012
Bakken: They're the UND 'team to be named later'
GRAND FORKS -- Recently, some University of North Dakota athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used "Green and White" to refer to the university's athletes. One word of free advice from the crusty former sports scribe: Don't. Let the scab heal. Some...
November 14, 2012 - 12:14am